Barbadian singer Rihanna is working on a cookbook that will contain her favorite Caribbean recipes which remind her of her home country. In an interview with British magazine Closer, the 32-year-old superstar said she spent a lot of time in her kitchen during the quarantine, and currently enjoys food from her Barbadian roots and “eats a lot of fresh fish”.
What’s more, she can’t do without comfort food and drink like “mac ‘n’ cheese, Shepherd’s pie, and rum punch,” she said. These dishes have inspired her forthcoming business venture, she said.
Fans have been waiting for some time now for the singer to drop her next album. But apart from working on music during the quarantine, the singer disclosed that the period also gave her some time to relax. “I am always busy and quarantine gave me the time to do things I wouldn’t always have been able to do – watch an entire box set in a day, cook, go for walk,” she said. “It’s important we do little things we enjoy and are kind to ourselves.”
The beauty mogul is currently spending holidays in her native Barbados where she will be doing more Caribbean dishes and engaging in her other favorite activity — decorating the Christmas tree.
Rihanna was recently certified by Forbes as the richest female musician in the world. Her fortune adds up to $600 million, ahead of the likes of Madonna ($570 million), Céline Dion ($450 million) and Beyoncé ($400 million). This October, she made it to Forbes’ list of richest self-made women for the first time ever. The list, compiled annually by Forbes, details the worth of America’s most successful women entrepreneurs and executives. Rihanna ranked 33 on the list.
Following her hit song “Work” in 2016, the famous musician has evolved into a serial entrepreneur. Her wealth, according to Forbes, comes from music, cosmetics and her clothing lines. Rihanna has sold more than 60 million albums and 215 million digital tracks, according to her label, Roc Nation. This places her as the second best-selling digital artiste globally.